Cure culture and normative attitudes towards Autistic people

Nothing sickens me more than people who believe that being Autistic requires intervention. The idea that we have to “improve” an Autistic person’s “skills” is in inherently ableist. Where doesContinue reading “Cure culture and normative attitudes towards Autistic people”

Neuroqueer: Dismantling our internalised ableism

This article was co-authored by David Gray-Hammond and Katie Munday Trigger Warning: This article contains references to systemic and structural oppression, multiple marginalisation, and negative wellbeing and identity. Ableism isContinue reading “Neuroqueer: Dismantling our internalised ableism”

Addiction doesn’t strip us of our humanity

Why are addicts stripped of their humanity by society at large? What can we do about it? Are cultural attitudes towards addicts understandable? This article attempts to answer these in brief.

Autism “cure” culture and normative violence

TRIGGER WARNING: This article contains detailed discussion of harmful “cures”. It also mentions ABA, MMS, Chelation, and has in depth discussion around normative society and the murder of Autistic people.Continue reading “Autism “cure” culture and normative violence”

ABA: Essentialism in practice

For as long as I have been part of the online Autistic community, we have spoken out against and educated on the topic of the harms of Applied Behavioural AnalysisContinue reading “ABA: Essentialism in practice”

More on Zeno’s Paradoxes and the issues with Autistic to non-Autistic communication

As you may have noticed from my most recent blog post, I am somewhat down a rabbit hole at the moment. In my previous article I discussed Zeno’s paradox ofContinue reading “More on Zeno’s Paradoxes and the issues with Autistic to non-Autistic communication”

Neuroculture and the dangers of homogeneity

Today I decided to learn about monocultures. A monoculture is an environment in which a single crop is cultivated. The problem with monocultures is that a small change can destabiliseContinue reading “Neuroculture and the dangers of homogeneity”

Autopia: The reality of accommodating Autistics

At Aucademy we have long talked about our vision of a perfect Autistic utopia, affectionately called “Autopia”. The vision is of a collective living scenario, away from the pressures ofContinue reading “Autopia: The reality of accommodating Autistics”

This one’s for you Spectrum 10k

I am angry. I am beyond angry. I am angry, tired, sad, stressed, and quite frankly, sickened to my core. Since S10k was announced, I have watched as their blitheContinue reading “This one’s for you Spectrum 10k”

Apparently Autism needs preventing?

The world is not okay. We are not okay. Autistic people are not okay, S10k has served as a stark reminder that we are treated as a burden upon notContinue reading “Apparently Autism needs preventing?”